States not to collect data on backwardness of SC/ST: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the States need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (“SC/ST”) for giving quota in job promotions to SC/ST employees.

Refusing to reconsider its 2006 decision in the M Nagaraj case on the reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in job promotions, a five judge Bench of the Court, however, reversed the finding in M Nagaraj judgment that stated States required to collect quantifiable data to prove backwardness.

“States need not collect quantifiable data on the backwardness of SC/ST for giving quota in job promotion to SC/ST employees,” the Court said.

The Apex court also turned down the Central Government plea that the proportion of SC/ST to the population of India shall be considered for determining whether they are adequately represented in promotional posts.

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